On April 7, 2016, the Allard Prize and the Liu Institute for Global Issues hosted Greg Constantine, a documentary photographer from the United States. Constantine presented his 10-year project and book, Nowhere People, which documents the plight of stateless communities around the world.
Constantine’s photo, “Boys and men carrying mud in open space,” was the prize winner of the November 2014 cycle of the Allard Prize Photography Competition. The photo caption reveals how “Rohingya have been denied all forms of formal education for over two and a half years. Rohingya in the IDP camps say they feel an entire generation of Rohingya children will not have access to schools and an education, like this 7-year-old, who hauls mud at a worksite with other Rohingya men near one of the IDP camps. The mud will be used to construct a man-made dam and pond so Rohingya IDPs can catch fish and sell to other Rohingya in the camps. He does not go to school and is paid less than $1 a day.”